The family-fun Silvester begins at 2 p.m., organized by the borough, Harmony Museum and local businesses. In addition to the races, activities include tours, a German dinner, the German tradition of guessing what the new year might bring from the shapes of melted bits of lead, and a short comedic film (in English) that's become a popular part of New Year's Eve in Germany, all at the Harmony Museum; entertainment and refreshments in the town square; and year-end sales by Harmony's numerous specialty shops. Silvester concludes with a countdown to the arrival of 2013 at 6 p.m. and a fireworks show.
The historic community and thousands of visitors gather annually for afternoon-long Silvester activities that conclude with a ball drop and fireworks to welcome the new year at 6 p.m. -- midnight in Germany.
Submitted by: Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau